At the shop, we’ve been creating Flash logo animations for years now. As a design studio that specializes in logos, it was always a natural extension, and something that I like to think we’re pretty good at. One of the often overlooked features of Flash is the ability to turn animations into video, and in particular, HD video. Accordingly, I thought you might like to see the new 4 second video introduction that we’ve been working on at the studio. The animation (after the jump) was created originally in Swift 3D by Electric Rain, a nice little 3D animation package that can export as .SWF files and, as in this example, QuickTime video. The HD source animation for the video is 1980 px X 1080 px and weighs in at a couple of gigs. The version featured has been reduced to 560 px X 318 px and weighs in at 2.1 MB.
If you want to convert Flash animations to video, there’s some tweaky stuff you’ll need to know, so we’ll be featuring a step-by-step tutorial later in the week, using a couple of recent HD video logo animation projects (follow us on Twitter or Facebook for announcements of new posts).
- Turning Flash logo animations into HD video intros
- Animated logos for HD video using Flash
- Logo design demo reel
- Logo Design Workshop Video
- Anatomy of a flash logo animation